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11th Apr '17 8:13:57 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and martens are evil.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters and badgers are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and ferrets, weasels, martens and wolverines are evil.



* In ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', whales vs cachalots (called sperm whales in modern times). Nemo is adamant against killing whales for sport, but has no problem with killing cachalots -- described as "cruel, mischievous creatures".

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* In ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', baleen whales vs cachalots (called sperm whales in modern times). Nemo is adamant against killing baleen whales for sport, but has no problem with killing cachalots -- described as "cruel, mischievous creatures".
23rd Dec '16 7:42:16 AM Prime32
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* [[JapaneseBeetleBrothers Japanese Rhino Beetles vs Stag Beetles]] (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)


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* [[JapaneseBeetleBrothers Rhino Beetles vs Stag Beetles]] (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)
23rd Dec '16 7:39:45 AM Prime32
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* [[{{Kitsune}} Foxes]] vs {{Tanuki}} (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)


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* [[JapaneseBeetleBrothers Japanese Rhino Beetles vs Stag Beetles]] (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)
28th Sep '16 2:52:31 PM legendaryweredragon
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* [[KingOfBeasts Lions]] vs Hyenas



** The Lion King also depicts lions as noble and mostly good guys and hyenas as dirty, stupid, and cowardly bad guys



* In the first ''Film/StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."

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* In the first ''Film/StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a stupid mouse, he's a stupid RAT."
13th Aug '16 6:15:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'', calling the orangutan Librarian a "monkey" is an invitation to a painful lesson in TaxonomicTermConfusion, administered by red-furred arms strong enough to hold someone upside-down by the ankles and bounce their noggin on the floor.

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* In ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', calling the orangutan Librarian a "monkey" is an invitation to a painful lesson in TaxonomicTermConfusion, administered by red-furred arms strong enough to hold someone upside-down by the ankles and bounce their noggin on the floor.
30th Aug '15 7:32:46 AM Sharlee
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'', calling the orangutan Librarian a "monkey" is an invitation to a painful lesson in TaxonomicTermConfusion, administered by red-furred arms strong enough to hold someone upside-down by the ankles and bounce their noggin on the floor.
13th Jul '15 7:22:32 PM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' depicts ants and termites as mortal enemies.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The heroine is a mouse, and Auntie Shrew thinks rats are brutes, but the rats of NIMH turn out to be benevolent, with the exception of BigBad Jenner.



* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."


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* When Kermit the Frog is called a toad on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
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5th Apr '15 7:46:42 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the first ''StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."

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[[folder:Film]]
* In the first ''StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.
* In the 2001 ''PlanetOfTheApes'' one gorilla was very offended when Mark Wahlberg's character called him a monkey.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the first ''Film/StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.
* In the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 '' one gorilla was very offended when Mark Wahlberg's character called him a monkey.
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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and martens are evil.

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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and martens are evil.



* In Garry Kilworth's ''HouseOfTribes'', the protagonists are all mice, while one of the antagonists is a mean dirty old murderous rat.

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* In Garry Kilworth's ''HouseOfTribes'', ''Literature/HouseOfTribes'', the protagonists are all mice, while one of the antagonists is a mean dirty old murderous rat.
25th Dec '14 4:42:14 PM TVRulezAgain
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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Professor Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].

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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Professor Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].
20th Jan '14 3:26:21 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Averted in ''{{Ratatouille}}'' where rats get to be the heroes for once (though no mice appear), though considering the title is a play on words, it's rather necessary.

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* Averted in ''{{Ratatouille}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' where rats get to be the heroes for once (though no mice appear), though considering the title is a play on words, it's rather necessary.
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